News & Updates

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Can Charity Watchdogs Assess a Charity's Effectiveness or Impact?

In the wake of the Overhead Myth campaign which urged donors to recognize that charity financial ratios should not be used as the sole basis for making contribution decisions, some have encouraged chari
Feb 25, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Military Service Initiative Summit

Today, Bennett Weiner, COO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, is in Dallas, Texas to participate in the Military Service Initiative Summit which is a one-day conference being held by The Bush Institute at
Feb 19, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 5

In recent years, there has been increased attention on measuring the effectiveness of a charity’s activities. What progress has the charity made towards its stated goals? How well has it addressed its m
Feb 12, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 4

For most publicly-soliciting charities, three words they hope to never hear are “conflict of interest.” When donors place their trust in a charity, they expect the charity’s mission, not personal financ
Feb 05, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 3

For the board of directors to properly guide a publicly-soliciting charity, provide oversight and assist in the decision-making process, its voting members should be focused on advancing the charity’s m
Jan 28, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 2

The board of directors is pivotal in providing guidance and oversight to a charity and ensuring it is fulfilling its mission. Holding regular meetings to review and discuss important organization decisi
Jan 21, 2015